Patna, Oct 27 (PTI) Fourteen people drowned while
offering prayers to the rising Sun on the concluding day of
the Chhath festival in Bihar today, officials said.
Four deaths were reported from Bhagalpur district, three
from Samastipur, two from Araria and one each from Arwal,
Sitamarhi, Madhepura, Aurai and Vaishali districts.
In Bhagalpur district, three persons drowned in Kahalgaon
police station area, Radha Mohan Singh, Circle Officer of
A 25-year-old woman fell into deep water while offering
“Arghya” (offerings) at a village pond in the district. A 12-
year-old girl fell into the Ganges while taking part in the
Chhath ceremony. One death was reported from Jan Mohammadpur
village where a 12-year-old boy drowned in the Ganges, Singh
A 20-year-old man drowned in the Ganges in Ghogha police
station area, he said.
In Samastipur district, two siblings – a boy aged 13 and
a girl aged 10 – drowned in a village pond, Deputy
Superintendent of Police, Rosera sub-division, Ajit Kumar
In another incident, an 18-year-old woman drowned in a
village pond in Dalsinghsarai police station area, the police
In Araria district, an 18-year-old man drowned in a canal
in the town while a 25-year-old man met his watery grave in a
pond in Simaria village, SDPO Araria K D Singh said.